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Mother’s Day carries so many themes in its attempt to define the essence of the feminine aspect of life and particularly its role in reproduction. This has to do with the physical, emotional and spiritual elements of motherhood. That leads to a poignant question: How has Mom been reproduced in me?

The feminine heart flourishes like the colors, flowers and scents of the month it is celebrated in. Whether that offspring is male or female, the child should be enlarged by the one who carried him or her.

This theme of being carried took me in one direction: up. I began to think of how our spirits were birthed in the heart of heaven.

Who carried us from concept to reality? Mother’s Day helps us paint a picture of the aspirations of the divine. Every mother rubs her belly as the baby grows. She will take care of herself. She will talk to the embryo. She will sing to the little one. She will wonder. She will carry through cold, heat and even illnesses. She will worry. She may do any number of things.

This assignment of carrying is only given to one person. That’s why Mother’s Day can stir up as many emotions as the greeting card industry manufacture in our lifetimes. A prison once gave out free Mother’s Day cards and just about every inmate took advantage of the program. The opposite reaction occurred when they tried the same thing on Father’s Day. These criminals recognized the connection that someone suffered in order to carry them into this world.

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3 NIV) That includes us. We were formed in the heart of God before we were formed in our mother’s wombs. While that may be too incredible to grasp, it still makes all of the sense in the world because it was God who fashioned the feminine heart.

All of the dreams that a mother has for a child are but a pittance compared to all of the glory that God has designed for each of us.

Mothers carry us once and then their ideals and love and servanthood help to carry us through our lives. Jesus and His Father used these themes throughout scripture to remind us how He loved His offspring.

He carried us into this world with His magnificent creativity of genetics and epic plans for our lives. He carries us up to Calvary for our salvation. He carries us through the sanctification of our souls. Someday, He will carry us home.

Here’s to all of the sweet-scented moms that so clearly “embody” the carrying theme so worthy of Mother’s Day, a celebration not conceived so much by the floral industry as by the very heart of Jesus Christ.

“In him we live and breathe and have our being.” Acts 17:28

BELOW: My incredible late mom, Lucy D. LaCosta. My beautiful mother-in-law, Theresa Cavaleri, at Mother’s Day luncheon. Our dining room table honoring my wife, Vini, and my daughter, Guinevere – two stellar moms, pictured at yet another belated Mother’s Day celebration.

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